CBS' 2013-2014 Schedule: New Nights for 'Person of Interest,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursday
CBS' 2013-2014 Schedule: New Nights for 'Person of Interest,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursday
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
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CBS revealed its schedule for next season, and it's very comedy-heavy with four new sitcoms and an extra hour on Thursday to compete with NBC.

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In addition, two of the network's biggest hits, Person of Interest (which is promoting Sarah Shahi to series regular) and Hawaii Five-0, are being moved to new nights and times that CBS has struggled with in the past. Person of Interest heads to Tuesdays at 10pm after a pair of NCIS dramas while Hawaii Five-0 gets shipped to Fridays (like Bones and Raising Hope on FOX or The Neighbors on ABC).

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There are two new comedies on Mondays and two new ones on Thursdays, featuring actors such as Tony Shalhoub, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Two of these are single-camera comedies, a format CBS hasn't tried since Worst Week in 2008.

Monday at 10pm, CBS will air two new dramas. First up is the thriller Hostages, which will run consecutively through January. Then it will be replaced with Josh Holloway's high-tech procedural Intelligence.

Hit sitcom Mike and Molly is being sidelined until mid-season, a show of just how powerful CBS is. Also coming at mid-season are new drama Reckless and new sitcom Friends with Better Lives.

The Wednesday and Sunday line-ups remain completely intact.

Here is the complete schedule.

8pm: How I Met Your Mother
8:30pm: We Are Men (NEW)
9pm: 2 Broke Girls
9:30pm: Mom (NEW)
10pm: Hostages (NEW) / Intelligence (NEW, mid-season)

8pm: NCIS
9pm: NCIS: Los Angeles
10pm: Person of Interest

8pm: Survivor
9pm: Criminal Minds
10pm: CSI

8pm: The Big Bang Theory
8:30pm: The Millers (NEW)
9pm: The Crazy Ones (NEW)
9:30pm: Two and a Half Men
10pm: Elementary

8pm: Undercover Boss
9pm: Hawaii Five-0
10pm: Blue Bloods

8pm: The Amazing Race
9pm: The Good Wife
10pm: The Mentalist

Here are descriptions for the new shows.

We Are Men: A single-camera comedy (a rarity for CBS) about four single men in an apartment complex, starring Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell and Kal Penn.

Mom: Creator Chuck Lorre's fourth CBS sitcom (Two and Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly), Anna Faris stars as a newly sober mom struggled to raise her kids in Napa Valley along with her critical mom, played by Allison Janney.

Hostages: Drama about a rogue FBI agent who kidnaps a surgeon (Toni Collette) and her family and forces the woman to assassinate the President of the United States, who she is supposed to operate on.

The Millers: A multi-camera comedy from Greg Garcia (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl), Will Arnett stars as a newly divorced man whose parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) also get divorced, leaving his mom to move in with him.

The Crazy Ones: David E. Kelley (Boston Legal) created this single-camera comedy about a crazy father and driven daughter (Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar) working at an advertising agency.

Intelligence: Lost's Josh Holloway plays an elite federal agent who has a microchip implanted in his head that allows him to access the Internet, the telephone grid and all electromagnetic frequencies.

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